Golf SportWagen vs Honda Pilot


The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs. the Honda Pilot

If you are searching for a reliable hatchback with style, then the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is the right car for you. The VW Golf SportWagen is roomy and has cargo space of an SUV, but has the sleep style and drive of a car. If you are searching for a car that can do it all, look no further. Often compared to the Honda Pilot, VW Golf SportWagen comes out on top in several key areas.

Sleek Design

The VW SportWagen sports a stylish sleek design with LED daytime running lights that look crisp and clear as well as a redesigned front grille and bumpers will catch people’s eye. The interior is designed for the driver and includes a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel. The power tilting/sliding sunroof tops this spacious vehicle. Also included are rain-sensing windshield wipers and a keyless access push-button start.

Efficient Fuel Economy

When comparing the fuel economy between the VW Golf SportWagen and the Honda Pilot, the VW comes out on top with 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway compared to the Pilot with 18 MPG in the city.

High Tech

The VW Golf SportWagen is tech forward and can connect to any smartphone device to stream apps and music so you use your phone from the dashboard. With the VW Golf SportWagen you will never have to wonder where you parked or if your car is locked. The Volkswagen Car-Net Security & Service is the smart help you need for this any major issues, like calling for help. The Honda Pilot features only Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, but other types of smartphones may have to use an aux cord to connect.

More Cargo Space

The rear cargo space will allow you to transport everything you could need. Whether you are going to the grocery store or a weekend camping trip, you will find the The Golf SportWagen has as much cargo space as a small SUV, at 17.5 cubic feet compared to the Honda Pilot at 16.5.

Safety Features

The VW Golf SportWagen has a five star overall NHTSA Safety Rating with many safety features including front side air bags, 4-wheel ABS, 4-Wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control and traction control. Comparatively, the Overall NHTSA Safety Rating for the Honda Pilot is 4 stars.


Don’t let the elegant look and stylish features fool you, you can expect turbocharged performance with 170 horsepower from the VW Golf SportWagen as well as 184 lb-ft of torque. That’s why the Golf GTI features the XDS+ Cross Differential System, that can use the brakes to help maintain power when turning which will improve cornering. It also has three driving modes to accommodate whichever performance and driving style you need in that moment.

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Phone: (815) 741-1100

2861 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL


Phone: (815) 741-1100

2861 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL


Phone: (815) 741-1100

2861 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL
41.5227902 -88.152837
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